Water Engineering Technician

Columbia Power & Water Systems seeks an individual for a full-time, non-exempt Water Engineering Technician to inspect and oversee all outsider contractors’ work for Columbia Water System, prepare construction plans, and support the Water Distribution Superintendent with internal design, installation, and maintenance of water infrastructure.

Duties and responsibilities include the following: inspect all contractors’ work; design and draft water distribution system extensions; maintain water distribution maps; prepare as- built drawings; flow fire hydrants and blow-offs; prepare computer analysis of the water distribution system; prepare and review site plan preparation; perform hydraulic calculations; draw highway permits; change out meters; perform water construction maintenance on as needed basis; GPS water facilities; subject to stand-by, after-hours, and/or emergency call-out; and other duties as assigned.

Required skills and abilities include the following: acknowledge and adhere to all CPWS policies; regular attendance at work; perform duties safely without endangering self, others, and the public; ability to skillfully use Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, hydraulic computer programs, GIS systems, and drafting tools; ability to read and understand instructions and job-related materials; ability to read and write; ability to follow instructions; ability to deal with the general public; ability to accept the responsibility for job completion; ability to supervise and monitor contractors’ work being performed; ability to occasionally use hand tools or machines needed on the job; ability to work inside and outside and be exposed to noisy places, fumes, chemicals, toxic substances, and machinery; and the ability to be exposed to weather conditions that are cold, hot, rainy, and windy.

Physical requirements include the following: ability to sit at a desk or table for up to 8 hours a day; ability to lift 0 – 100 pounds for 2 hours a day; ability to lift and/or carry objects weighing 0 – 25 pounds for 6 hours a day; ability to walk, ability to stand for 8 hours a day; ability to stoop, kneel, and crouch for long periods of time; and the ability to talk, see, and hear.

Education, experience, and qualifications include the following: high school diploma or equivalent required; valid State of Tennessee Driver’s License required; knowledge of water line construction required; basic knowledge of computer operation required; Associate Degree in engineering or engineering classes preferred; and State of Tennessee Grade II Distribution System Operator Certificate preferred.

Residency requirements include residing within a CPWS service territory or Maury County due to the position being subject to stand-by, after-hours, and/or emergency call-out.

-water-systems. Applications are available on our website at cpws.com. If not submitting a resume on-line, fully completed applications can be mailed to CPWS, ATTN: Human Resources Manager, P. O. Box 379, Columbia, TN 38402-0379 or dropped off at CPWS at 201 Pickens Lane, Columbia, TN. On-line resumes and/or completed applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications will be discussed only during interview. Excellent benefit package. Drug-Free Workplace. Drug testing is a condition of employment with CPWS. EOE.

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